HP 2100S @ $5K?
jwest at classiccmp.org
Sun Jun 12 21:59:21 CDT 2005
HP 2100S on ebay... looks nice, but....
Seller lists it as "mint" and "may never have been used" - uh, no. Not even
close to "mint/never been used". I'd grant it "good", maybe even
"excellent"... but mint/never used? nah...
The ad says it's fully functional. That suprises me... I hope they didn't
run it for hours to test it what with the power supply filters visibly all
turned to dust and sucking up inside the machine.
Lastly.... $5K? Surely they aren't worth even half that - even if it was
truly "mint". I'd put actual (non-Ebay) value at around $400 (maybe I'm
biased, I have a few)... and I'd put Ebay closing prices for a 2100 anywhere
from $1500 to $2000 (actual values I've seen recently). But opening bid $5K?
I just can't imagine that. The contents (memory, I/O cards) are unknown....
I predict that it won't get a single bid.... until the guy relists with a
starting bid of around $1000. If I am wrong, then I really need to clean up
and refurb a few 2100's and put them on ebay. Heck, if my wife sees a $5K
close, she'll force me to.
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